Does your pooch give you those irresistible, pleading puppy eyes whenever you sit to eat? In translation those eyes are saying, "I WANT SOME OF THAT". Although the experts say not to feed your pet table scraps, here are a few good facts to know why:
High in fat content foods can contribute to pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas with symptoms that range from mild discomfort to a blood infection (sepsis) and internal bleeding. High-fat foods to avoid include bacon, paté, sausage, gravy covered meat, beef trimmings, and poultry skin. A little piece (not more than 1 cm x 1 cm per 20 lbs of dog body weight per day) of any of these items is unlikely to cause a problem as long as your dog does not have an underlying health issue.
The following is a list of "seriously injuring or deadly" foods dog's should NEVER eat!
GRAPES, RAISINS, GARLIC, CHIVES, TOMATOES, MUSHROOMS, CHOCOLATE, NUTS (Macadamia's are the worse), BACON, RAW FISH, PORK.
Any foods (mainly sugar-free) that contain the ingredient XYNETOL. Especially for small dogs, eating any items with this chemical could result in severe life threatening injury. Samples of items containing this are chewing gums, mints and even some peanut butter so it's always wise to "check the label" and remember you can never be too cautious when it comes to your furry loved one. Better safe than sorry.
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